Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is bringing back the critically-acclaimed concert tribute "Man in Black -- The Music of Johnny Cash" for two shows on March 7.
Starring Circa '21 favorite and national touring and recording artist Robert Shaw (from the Chicago and New York cast of the hit musical "Million Dollar Quartet") and the Lonely Street Band, "Man in Black" features favorite Johnny Cash hits from the early days of "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk the Line" on through the decades, including "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue" and "Ghost Riders in the Sky."
"We are thrilled to have this show returning to our stage," said Brett Hitchcock, Circa '21 director of audience development. "Last June, both shows sold out very quickly and everyone loved it. I encourage everyone to make their reservations early before these shows sell out."
This concert brings to life the authentic Cash sound that was described by his wife, June, as "steady like a train, sharp like a razor." Cash (1932-2003) was brought to life on screen in 2005 by Joaquin Phoenix, in the Oscar-winning film "Walk the Line." "Man in Black," which played Circa last June, will be offered in two performances on March 7 --a matinee lunch show and an evening cocktail show.
A plated lunch is served from noon to 12:45 p.m., with the show beginning at 1 p.m. For the evening show, the doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7. There is no meal included for the evening performance -- Circa will offer select sandwiches, appetizers and drinks for purchase.
Tickets are $42.32 per person (includes tax) for the matinee and $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the evening show. Mr. Shaw also has performed Elvis Presley tributes at Circa.
Tickets may be purchased at the Circa '21 ticket office, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.